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I'm looking for a simple software to convert from RAW video to an encoded format. The ideal candidate will:

  • make good use of multiple CPU cores;
  • have the possiblity of splitting into multiple files, with the times specified in a GUI;
  • encode using Ogg Theora.

It can be either Windows or Linux.

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RAW video? Do you mean recording from a tuner or camera or are you saying you have RAW digital video files? If you have files, what format are the in? – heavyd Jul 16 '09 at 12:00
I'm downloading the video files from my Sony Handicam dcr-hc51e. – Robert Munteanu Jul 16 '09 at 12:21

It's a while since I've used it, but I think Handbrake may well fit your requirements: Handbrake

The only area where I'm not sure it'll meet your requirements is how it handles splitting into multiple output files. But it does support Theora encoding, and I think it can make use of multiple CPUs/cores.

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